Yeti in Boston? Humor survives blizzard of 2015

Sometimes the best way to survive a blizzard is with a bit of humor.

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John Joy, (l.), pulls his girlfriend Brooke Finan past the Statehouse after they made a search for coffee during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, in Boston. Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds early Tuesday as bands of heavy snow left some towns including Sandwich on Cape Cod and Oxford in central Massachusetts reporting more than 18 inches of snow.

As Juno continues to sweep the northeast, not everyone is bunkered down to avoid the cold. Some jokesters braved the outdoors to give other blizzard-stricken folks a laugh.

Did you see the Boston Yeti?

The mythical creature was seen roaming the suburbs of Boston, trying to hail a cab and leaving footprints in its wake. ABC News contacted the costumed individual, who would not drop character. When asked about his origins, he told the them he “was raised and educated by the woods.” The yeti’s shenanigans can be followed on Twitter at @BostonYeti2015.

Another individual, identified as Snowst the “Snow Ghost” roamed the streets scaring snowmen and hiding in the bushes. A few Twitter followers claimed the Snowst followed them home, but it seems that for the most part, @2015Snowst is a friendly ghost.

Headstand Abby, a Twitter user who does “headstands in obscure places in Boston,” braved the cold to find the perfect place to document headstands during the snowstorm.

New Yorkers who prepared for massive amounts of snow had some fun when the predictions didn’t live up to their expectations. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hyped the storm by calling it "the biggest snow storm in the history of this city," yet little snow was on the ground by the time Juno passed by. There were some cheers, but also some tears.

But even if New York did not suffer a severe hit from Juno, other areas of the northeast are still in the midst of the storm, although there are doubts if it will set any new records. There is no guarantee the storm will be much worse than storms in previous years. The Monitor reported that Boston would need to see at least 18.7 inches of snow for this to be a Top 10 storm, and more than 25 inches to be among the Top 5. So whether you are inside curled up with a blizzard buddy, out playing in the snow, or preparing for the worst, Twitter welcomes your thoughts.

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